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Old 04-17-2015, 10:41 AM   #1
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Angry 2013 X23b rear canvas tearing

We have been meticulous in caring for our trailer and just got back from our first of the season camping trip and noticed the rear bed canvas in both upper corners is tearing and of course our Jayco warranty is expired, so not happy!

Has anyone had similar issues and can share if this can be fixed vs. replacement? Cost?
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Old 04-17-2015, 10:50 AM   #2
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Is it at the rounded edges where it meets or is attached to the trailer frame or should I say upper edge. Is the plastic trim that holds it in place split. If it is at that location then your not alone as many of us have that same problem and I mean many. There's a post devoted to that problem in the Hybrid section.
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Yes, it is at the rounded edges and appears to be tearing away from the plastic trim. I will check in the Hybrid section, but do you know if an extended service plan has covered anything like this?
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It's on page 6 near the bottom and started be me Tunce the travler ( upper tent ends pulling out). No extended plan from Jayco , at work now but check out that post.
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I just saw your pictures and that is exactly what is happening with ours. Are you aware if Jayco has helped owners with is after their two year expires?
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I don't believe or know if Jayco helped anyone with this problem. In this pic. I used about 1-1/2" of Mr. Grip with steel teeth then plumbers steel band, a washer & screwed it all together. Oh, and a little duct tape on the sharp edge.
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After about 5 months of ups and downs it's still holding.
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Dr. Sails Epoxy Adhesive should work for material repair and strengthening patches.

Some information is here.

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f3...ive-26232.html

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Dr. Sails Epoxy Adhesive should work for material repair and strengthening patches.

Some information is here.

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f3...ive-26232.html

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If you look at the first pic you'll see it's the plastic that's split and not the fabric. I couldn't find any type of Epoxy that would work.
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If you look at the first pic you'll see it's the plastic that's split and not the fabric. I couldn't find any type of Epoxy that would work.
I was responding to the original poster, not your post. Maybe your failure is different?
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We have been meticulous in caring for our trailer and just got back from our first of the season camping trip and noticed the rear bed canvas in both upper corners is tearing and of course our Jayco warranty is expired, so not happy!

Has anyone had similar issues and can share if this can be fixed vs. replacement? Cost?
If I misinterpreted I apologize.

If I didn't misread, then "both upper corners is tearing" could possibly be repaired using the product I suggest.

If matching repair fabric to use for the torn "upper corners" repair is not easily acquired I suggest that Marine Vinyl commonly found in fabric stores could be used as a substitute fabric with the Dr. Sails Epoxy Adhesive.

Marine Vinyl is supple, UV resistant, and available in many colors. Gray is readily available. Grays will blend in with many colors when used for exterior patching. I have on occasion added an extra patch to an otherwise undamaged similar area (opposite side) for symmetry. It can help to make the repair less obvious. I have also been successful in applying repairs and reinforcing patches to the inside of fabrics where color match is less an issue.

Marine Vinyl is used for boat seat cushions. That is tougher service than most tent fabric will ever see.

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